Teaching Academic Writing in European Higher Education

In Europe , the academic teachers traditionally teach academic writing en passant , while dealing with the content matter of the courses and by supervising the papers and theses of their students . The general assumption underlying this ...

Author: Lennart Björk

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402012098

Category: Education

Page: 234

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This volume describes in detail teaching philosophies, curricular structures, research approaches and organizational models used in European countries. It offers concrete teaching strategies and examples: from individual tutorials to large classes, from face-to-face to web-based teaching, and addresses educational and cultural differences between writing instruction in Europe and the US.

Demystifying Academic Writing

Author Biography Preface xii xiii 1 Section I Unpacking Academic Writing 1 What Is Academic Writing? 2 Linguistic Features of Academic Writing 3 10 37 3 Skills and Strategies for Academic Writing: Part One 4 Skills and Strategies for ...

Author: Zhihui Fang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000371505

Category: Education

Page: 286

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Informative, insightful, and accessible, this book is designed to enhance the capacity of graduate and undergraduate students, as well as early career scholars, to write for academic purposes. Fang describes key genres of academic writing, common rhetorical moves associated with each genre, essential skills needed to write the genres, and linguistic resources and strategies that are functional and effective for performing these moves and skills. Fang’s functional linguistic approach to academic writing enables readers to do so much more than write grammatically well-formed sentences. It leverages writing as a process of designing meaning to position language choices as the central focus, illuminating how language is a creative resource for presenting information, developing argument, embedding perspectives, engaging audience, and structuring text across genres and disciplines. Covering reading responses, book reviews, literature reviews, argumentative essays, empirical research articles, grant proposals, and more, this text is an all-in-one resource for building a successful career in academic writing and scholarly publishing. Each chapter features crafts for effective communication, authentic writing examples, practical applications, and reflective questions. Fang complements these features with self-assessment tools for writers and tips for empowering writers. Assuming no technical knowledge, this text is ideal for both non-native and native English speakers, and suitable for courses in academic writing, rhetoric and composition, and language/literacy education.

Successful Academic Writing

Phrasal intertextuality: The responses of academics from different disciplines to students' re-use of phrases. Journal of Second Language Writing, 28, 20–35. Keck, C. (2015). Copying, paraphrasing, and academic writing development: A ...

Author: Anneliese A. Singh

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462529421

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 260

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Using rich examples and engaging pedagogical tools, this book equips students to master the challenges of academic writing in graduate school and beyond. The authors delve into nitty-gritty aspects of structure, style, and language, and offer a window onto the thought processes and strategies that strong writers rely on. Essential topics include how to: identify the audience for a particular piece of writing; craft a voice appropriate for a discipline-specific community of practice; compose the sections of a qualitative, quantitative, or mixed-methods research article; select the right peer-reviewed journal for submitting an article; and navigate the publication process. Readers are also guided to build vital self-coaching skills in order to stay motivated and complete projects successfully. User-Friendly Features *Exercises (with answers) analyzing a variety of texts. *Annotated excerpts from peer-reviewed journal articles. *Practice opportunities that help readers apply the ideas to their own writing projects. *Personal reflections and advice on common writing hurdles. *End-of-chapter Awareness and Action Reminders with clear steps to take.

Academic Writing in a Second or Foreign Language

Issues and Challenges Facing ESL/EFL Academic Writers in Higher Education Contexts Ramona Tang ... All four of the EFL postgraduates who participated in this study were working in the area of academic writing research, and it was clear ...

Author: Ramona Tang

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441173980

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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It can be a challenge writing in a language that is not your native tongue. Constructing academic essays, dissertations and research articles in this second or foreign language is even more challenging, yet across the globe thousands of academics and students do so, some out of choice, some out of necessity. This book looks at a major issue within the field of English for Academic Purposes (EAP). It focuses on the issues confronting non-native-English-speaking academics, scholars and students, who face increasing pressure to write and publish in English, now widely acknowledged as the academic lingua franca. Questions of identity, access, pedagogy and empowerment naturally arise. This book looks at both student and professional academic writers, using qualitative text analysis, quantitative questionnaire data, corpus investigations and ethnographic approaches to searchingly examine issues central to the EAP field.

Ethnographies of Academic Writing Research

Undergraduate ESL writers' engagement with source-based academic writing and reading. Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 12(2), 87–98. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeap.2012.11.005 Honig, S. (2010). What do children write in science ...

Author: Ignacio Guillén-Galve

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027258410

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 162

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This book illustrates the use of ethnography as an analytical approach to investigate academic writing, and provides critical insights into how academic writing research can benefit from the use of ethnographic methods. Throughout its six theoretical and practice-oriented studies, together with the introductory chapter, foreword and afterword, ethnography-related concepts like thick description, deep theorizing, participatory research, research reflexivity or ethics are discussed against the affordances of ethnography for the study of academic writing. The book is key reading for scholars, researchers and instructors in the areas of applied linguistics, academic writing, academic literacies and genre studies. It will also be useful to those lecturers and postgraduate students working in English for Academic Purposes and disciplinary writing. The volume provides ethnographically-oriented researchers with clear pointers about how to incorporate the telling of the inside story into their traditional main role as observers.

Critical Thinking in Academic Writing

Rules refer to the explicit and implicit conventions in academic writing that students follow. Community refers to people with whom the students share similar aims and languages, such as the community of learners, the community of ...

Author: Shi PU

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000434057

Category: Education

Page: 184

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The book inquires into critical thinking through a cultural approach. Based on an ethnographic study, it compares Chinese postgraduate students’ conceptualisations and applications of critical thinking in three different settings in China and the UK. From an insider’s perspective, it analyses the intricate interplay of multiple cultural and individual factors that conditions students’ critical thinking development as they learn to write an academic thesis and to manage postgraduate learning. The book offers insights into the nature of problems that Chinese students encounter with critical thinking and envisions possibilities for the ideas for critical thinking to have a transformative power in an intercultural space. The book will primarily be of interest to academics and educators who work on critical thinking and academic writing, especially those who work with Chinese students. Scholars interested in intercultural issues in higher education may also find it relevant.

Academic Writing and Plagiarism

S57); one editor of a scholarly journal commented, Incidents of plagiarism in science corrupt the soul of the ... Writing is a skill, and writing from sources1 is an important subskill for academic writers, yet the instructions students ...

Author: Diane Pecorari

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474254625

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Plagiarism has long been regarded with concern by the university community as a serious act of wrongdoing threatening core academic values. There has been a perceived increase in plagiarism over recent years, due in part to issues raised by the new media, a diverse student population and the rise in English as a lingua franca. This book examines plagiarism, the inappropriate relationship between a text and its sources, from a linguistic perspective. Diane Pecorari brings recent linguistic research to bear on plagiarism, including processes of first and second language writers; interplay between reading and writing; writer's identity and voice; and the expectations of the academic discourse community. Using empirical data drawn from a large sample of student writing, compared against written sources, Academic Writing and Plagiarism argues that some plagiarism, in this linguistic context, can be regarded as a failure of pedagogy rather than a deliberate attempt to transgress. The book examines the implications of this gap between the institutions' expectations of the students, student performance and institutional awareness, and suggests pedagogic solutions to be implemented at student, tutor and institutional levels. Academic Writing and Plagiarism is a cutting-edge research monograph which will be essential reading for researchers in applied linguistics.

Academic Writing in Context

Functions of opinion statements in students ' essays If opinion statements were foreign to academic writing , one might expect some hints or guidance in the essay questions , but they do little to clarify where or why a personal element ...

Author: Martin Hewings

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826481310

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 250

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Explores a number of themes of interest to those engaged in researching and teaching academic genres. This book is of interest to students on Master's programmes in Teaching English as a Second Langauge and Applied Linguistics, and to scholars researching issues of academic literacy.

Rethinking academic writing pedagogy for the European university

Wikis and academic writing: changing the writer-reader relationship. English for Specific Purposes, 30, 44-57. Llantada-Pérez, C., Plo, R. & Ferguson, G. (2011). “You don't say what you know, only what you can.

Author: Ruth Breeze

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789401207959

Category: Education

Page: 188

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All over Europe, universities are moving over to English as the language of instruction. This development has been accelerated by global forces, and its pedagogical consequences have yet to be fully explored. This book examines this situation from the point of view of students and teachers, focusing particularly on the acquisition of English language writing skills in European university contexts. It takes an academic approach, and is firmly grounded in the bibliography on teaching academic writing to second language users in English-speaking countries, as well as in the bibliography on teaching English in Europe in higher education. In addition to providing sound pedagogical guidelines, it also brings together the most recent critiques of current practice and an overview of the innovative approaches devised in the last ten years. This is a book for all those who are involved in the changing European university scenario: English teachers and writing instructors, lecturers faced with the challenge of teaching their courses in English, university administrators and decision-makers.

Academic Writing for College Students

Academic wring or scholarly composing is any wring done to sasfy a prerequisite of a college or university degree. Academic wring is addionally ulized for publicaons that are perused by instructors and analysts or exhibited at ...

Author: Yasir Bashir

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781291172614

Category: Education


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Do you know how to write a Professional Academic Essay, Research Paper, Book Report, Annotated Bibliography? Read the Academic Writing book for the best help! No experience in Academic Writing! Do not Worry! After reading the book, students will learn about how to write academic assignments (Essay, Research Papers, Book Reports, and Annotated Bibliography) in the shortest possible time and accurately. Table of Contents Chapter 1: What is Academic Writing? Chapter 2: Characteristics of Academic Writing Chapter 3: Structure of Academic Writing Chapter 4: Outline (Essay, Research Paper, Book Report, and Annotated Bibliography) Chapter 5: Types of Academic Writing Chapter 6: How to Properly Cite Sources in Academic Assignments? Chapter 7: Paraphrasing Chapter 8: Grammar Check Chapter 9: Plagiarism Chapter 10: Editing and Proofreading Chapter 11: 11 Practical Steps to Write a Professional Academic Assignment Chapter 12: Examples of Assignments (APA and MLA(Essay), Harvard (Research Paper), Chicago (Essay) and Annotated Bibliography Chapter 13: Practice Test